Sunday, December 28, 2008

counting days to 2009...

Couple more days to go until the new year approaches, and there's something about ushering in the new year entails to having a makeover, or a new lease at everything :).

There isn't much to say about 2008, aside from it being a year full of mistakes, stupidity and foolishness. a year dominated with confusion, heartaches and pain, but also a year where i finally stood my ground and fortified my own self to be a better person hahahaha.

But despite all the bad experiences, good thing did come out from it. i got to know crazy and intelligent people who never cease to amuse me with their sarcasm and wit, and people who are matured enough to know their limits and childish enough to have fun hahaha.

One thing for sure though, the experiences i gained in 2008 are what i may call a lesson for a lifetime. all that has happened has made me a few notches wiser in certain areas and detached in some hahaha.

As i browsed through my whole year entries, i realized that i've been too caught up with something which was never real in the first place. i was stuck in a fantasy where i thought that things would eventually work out the way i wanted them to be, but that's just it..a fantasy. then again, reality is what you strive hard to make it real and going through all those hardships is an indication of being in the real world.

I could list down all the things i've learned in the whole of 2008, the good and bad and pros and cons of everything..but after giving it much thought, it wouldn't exactly make any difference :).

So what do i have to say about 2008? well, YOU SUCK! hahahaha and i'm really looking forward to your predecessor..the new and improved 2009 :).

Ps: ignorance is bliss..... To all: MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY BLESSED NEW YEAR!!! ciao peeps :)..

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

the pre-x'mas ramblings :P

Christmas is just around the corner (9 more days to be exact) and i can't help but to wonder what exactly am i going to do hahaha. but come to think of it, it has been a very long time since i've felt or experienced the Christmas spirit.

Unlike other kids, i never believed in Santa Clause and his reindeers. The thought of a big bellied guy in a red suit coming down through the chimney to bring Christmas cheers to the children just doesn't seem right and very much illogical hahaha. yeah, his 'special' abilities could be associated with a simple act of magic but come on people, magic or no magic...why in the world does he wanna go through a chimney? why can't he just go through the front door like everyone else? what about those houses without any chimney?!! hahahaha.

anyhow, instead of thinking about the perverted big fat guy (no offense hehe) i occupied my thoughts about the possibility of extraterrestial life forms who are way more advanced than the fickle minded overpopulated human civilization and just thinking about their technology or what they're capable of is much more exhilirating than expecting a gift to suddenly appear in the middle of the night (which i've always known they were of my parents doing).

i have nothing against this festive season, in fact, looking at everyone's anticipation as the special day draws close reminds me of the good in everyone...of how everyone has that capability to make a change in someone else's lives :).

So....what am i doing for Christmas? hmmm.....probably just drive around aimlessly or call up other pathetic bastards who are in the same shoes as i am and grab a drink or two, who knows, but what i'm certain of...something will come up when i least expect it to hehehe.

i love Christmas, but i don't really have a fond sentiment for it. i love it as much as i love the other festivities :).

ps: haven't been to Church for quite sometime now...the thought of being in one accentuates the hypocrisy in me. but times are changing, maybe this time around would be different..cheers :)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

the full moon for the foolish hearted fool :)

The full moon Friday night will be the biggest one of the year as Earth's natural satellite reaches its closest point to our planet.

Earth, the moon and the sun are all bound together by gravity, which keeps us going around the sun and keeps the moon going around us as it goes through phases. The moon makes a trip around Earth every 29.5 days. But the orbit is not a perfect circle.

The moon's average distance from us is about 238,855 miles (384,400 km). Friday night it will be just 221,560 miles (356,567 km) away. It will be 14 percent bigger in our sky and 30 percent brighter than some other full moons during the year, according to NASA.

Tides will be higher Friday night, too. Earth's oceans are pulled by the gravity of the moon and the sun. So when the moon is closer, tides are pulled higher. Scientists call these perigean tides, because the moon's closest point to Earth is called perigee. The farthest point on the lunar orbit is called apogee.

Some other strange lunar facts:

a) The moon is moving away as you read this, by about 1.6 inches (4 centimeters) a year. Eventually it'll be torn apart as an expanding sun pushes the moon back toward Earth for a wrenching close encounter.

b) There is no proof the full moon makes people crazy.

c) Beaches are more polluted during full moon, owing to the higher tides.

d) The moon will rise Friday evening right around sunset, no matter where you are. That's because of the celestial mechanics that produce a full moon: The moon and the sun are on opposite sides of the Earth, so that sunlight hits the full face of the moon and bounces back to our eyes.

e)At moonrise, the moon will appear even larger than it will later in the night when it's higher in the sky. This is an illusion that scientists can't fully explain. Some think it has to do with our perception of things on the horizon vs. stuff overhead.

f) Try this trick, though: Using a pencil eraser or similar object held at arm's length, gauge the size of the moon when it's near the horizon and again later when it's higher up and seems smaller. You'll see that when compared to a fixed object, the moon will be the same size in both cases.
g) You can see all this on each night surrounding the full moon, too, because the moon will be nearly full, rising earlier Thursday night and later Saturday night.

h) Interestingly, because of the mechanics of all this, the moon is never truly 100 percent full. For that to happen, all three objects have to be in a perfect line, and when that rare circumstance occurs, there is a total eclipse of the moon.

article obtained from Yahoo! News

kinda noticed the contrasting size compared to the previous full moons. and the feeling it presented was neither joy, excitement, fear, sadness, sorrow, happiness or anything remote to anything emotional. the moment my eyes gazed on the moon at the horizon, i was awestruck because for the first time the night sky lit up with the mesmerizing silver rays of an oversized moon. i couldn't help but wonder on the reason behind the captivating change of size.

it didn't take me long to see the logic behind it, i was quite certain the moon was somewhat closer to earth this time around. few minutes later, instead of trying to think about it..i decided to bask in the ray for a good few minutes before proceeding home from work.

i know there isn't any proof which says the moon has an effect on people, but what i do know is...the full moon calms me, more or less in the same way of how the wet rain would. i could stare at it for hours given the right location and situation, and sometimes i feel like i can draw energy from it as well...yeah, i know it sounds preposterous and superstitious but hey..we have to make do with whatever suits us well right :).


Friday, December 5, 2008

Grown Up Christmas Wish (.....hah! a wish is just an overated meaning to self deception haha)

i know i should start actively blogging like before, practically telling the whole world of all my doings and making my life an open book for everyone to read..but you know what, as much as i want to, i just can't. yeah, aside from losing the motivation (or inspiration..) to do so, i just don't seem to have the time to be updating this blog as frequent as i should've :).

anyhow, the reason for this current entry is to share with you one of my favourite x'mas song around hehehe

Grown Up Christmas List- Micheal Buble

Do you remember me
I sat upon your knee
I wrote to you
With childhood fantasies

Well, I'm all grown up now
Can you still help somehow
I'm not a child
But my heart still can dream

So here's my lifelong wish
My grown-up Christmas list
Not for myself
But for a world in need

No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts
Every man would have a friend
That right would always win
And love would never end
This is my grown-up
Christmas list

What is this illusion called
The innocence of youth
Maybe only in their blind belief
Can we ever find the truth

There'd be no more lives torn apart
And wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts
Every man would have a friend
And right would always win
And love would never end

This is my grown-up Christmas list
This is my only lifelong wish
This is my grown-up Christmas list

ps: man, love this song..i could fall in love with anyone who could play this song on piano well haha!! just so you know, i want a compilation of Michael Buble's Christmas songss for my christmas gift hahaha .my next entry would probably be days or a week before hang on there peeps :).

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy World AIDS Day...

yeah, i know this entry is a bit late to be put up..but i just wanna share it not only as the title but also as a shout out to everyone out there..

so, in honour of the World Aids Day, i have been walking around with the red ribbon pinned on my shirt collar :)...

on another note, got this you tube vid clip from DanJoe's gave me the goosebumps, not to mention touched by how the song was sung :P...

ciao peeps...:)